The follow up to Thank You Scientist's successful "Perils of Time Travel" EP, "Maps of Non-Existent Places" is the band's first full length record. Darker, denser, more complex and heavily orchestrated, yet brimming over with infectious poppy hooks and harmonies. This is the sound of a band discovering themselves, and letting their imaginations flow freely. Shades of The Beatles and Brian Wilson (the opening a capella piece prelude), Mr. Bungle (the quirky balkan shred and 19/16 groove on the ten minute "Blood on the Radio"), 70s jazz fusion luminaries such the Brecker Brothers and Mahavishnu Orchestra (the instrumental "Suspicious Waveforms") are just a few of the maddeningly diverse influences you'll find throughout this album.
Salvatore Marrano: Vocals
Tom Monda: Fretted and Fretless Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Shamisen, Cello, Vocals
Russell Lynch: Violin, Viola, Mandolin, Vocals
Andrew Digrius: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Vocals
Ellis Jasenovic: Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Greg Colacino: Bass
Odin Alvarez: Drums and Percussion
Recorded and Engineered by Jesse Cannon and Mike Oettinger at Cannon Found Soundation (Union City, NJ) April 2012. Additional Tracking on Prelude by Jeff Fariello. Mixed by Jesse Cannon, with extra ears from Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and TYS. Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. All songs Copyright 2012 Thank You Scientist. Prelude written by TYS and Mark Radice.